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Through November 30, 2014 After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, Leo seeks solace from his feisty grandmother, Vera,…

a sweet tea christmas The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre presents A Sweet T. Christmas ::::

November 28 – December 27, 2014 This Christmas believe that your greatest wishes can come true; even those you didn’t know to wish for. Returning…

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December 2-27, 2014 From the event that brought you Waffle Haus Christmas, we’re proud to reintroduce PURE Holiday Shorts. Join us for what is certain…

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December 3, 5-6, 11-13 and 18-20 at 7:30pm December 7 at 5pm December 14 and 21 at 3pm This all new production of Dickens’s classic…

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December 4-13, 2014 Armed with a selection of holiday one-act plays, we will do our best to put you in the Christmas spirit.  Original works…

palmetto bronze Palmetto Bronze presents Hark, Hear the Bells ::::

December 5, 2014 at 7pm Palmetto Bronze, an auditioned community handbell group, will perform a concert, “Hark, Hear the Bells.”Led by Director Marcia Brantley, this…

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December 5-20, 2014 From the celebrated writer of the cult classics Sordid Livesand Daddy’s Dyin’: Who’s Got the Will? comes the tale of Willi, a long suffering housewife…

mibf-300x99 The Footlight Players present: Miracle in Bedford Falls ::::

December 5-20, 2014 A fresh and creative new musical adaptation of the timeless film It’s a Wonderful Life. A musical based on Frank Capra’s beloved…

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December 5-21, 2014 Recapture the joy of the small things ~ like raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens… Retired Austrian naval officer and widower,…

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December 5-21, 2014 From holiday classics to spiritual favorites and everything in between, this year’s Charleston Christmas Special has something for everyone. This annual show…

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December 6, 2014 The acclaimed CSO Gospel Choir joins forces with the CSO Spiritual Ensemble for the holidays to present Gospel Christmas: Unspeakable Gift Providing the setting for story of…

CMC ChristmasAtSottile Charleston Men’s Chorus presents Christmas at the Sottile ::::

December 7, 2014 at 4pm The whole family will enjoy a varied repertoire, including “Ave Maria” (Biebl), “There Shall a Star” (Mendelssohn) and “Gloria” (Bass)….

Del Shores Del Shores: My Sordid Best! ::::

December 10, 2014 What If? Productions is thrilled to welcome celebrated playwright and notorious funnyman Del Shores (Sordid Lives, Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will?) for…

popsholiday Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents Pops!: A Very Merry Holiday Celebration ::::

December 12-13, 2014 | 7:30 PM Albert-George Schram, conductor | CSO Chorus Albert-George Schram returns to conduct the CSO and CSO Chorus in the annual…

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December 18, 2014 | 7:30 PM | Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Charleston December 19, 2014 | 7:00 PM | St. Theresa the Little…

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December 22-23, 2014 at 7:30pm Join in Charleston’s newest holiday tradition – Hans Christian Anderson’s holiday classic comes to life as snowflakes swirl, turkeys trot,…

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Midtown Productions presents 4000 Miles

Through November 30, 2014

After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, Leo seeks solace from his feisty grandmother, Vera, in her West Village apartment. Over the course of a single month, these unlikely roommates infuriate, bewilder, and ultimately reach each other. 4000 MILES looks at how two outsiders find their way in today’s world.

Admission: $16-$20, 843-795-2223.  The Charleston Acting Studio, 915 Folly Road.  For more information visit www.midtownproductions.org.

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The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre presents A Sweet T. Christmas

November 28 – December 27, 2014

This Christmas believe that your greatest wishes can come true; even those you didn’t know to wish for. Returning for a third holiday season is the laughingly lovely story of a heavenly stranger, a hapless handyman, a hopeless hostess, a hopping-mad Santa, and their hysterical hunt for the holy grail of wish granting, a winning lottery ticket! The show that has sold out the last two Decembers returns to the Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre.  Friends, family, and co-workers looking to share some laughs this season, and those who like their holiday entertainment a little bit silly, a little bit sweet. Rated: PG (Contains humor and content perhaps over the heads of children under age 9)

Admission: $15-$24.  The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre, 164 Church Street, Charleston, SC.  To buy tickets please visit: https://www.charlestonmysteries.com/sweettchristmas.php

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PURE Theatre presents Holiday Shorts from the PURE Lab

December 2-27, 2014

From the event that brought you Waffle Haus Christmas, we’re proud to reintroduce PURE Holiday Shorts. Join us for what is certain to be the crowning counter-holiday programing event of the season with work from playwright-in-residence David Lee Nelson, PURE Core Ensemble member R.W. Smith, and PURE co-founder Rodney Lee Rogers.  We guarantee it won’t be dull.

Admission: $18-$30.  For more information visit http://puretheatre.org/

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Charleston Stage Presents: A Christmas Carol

December 3, 5-6, 11-13 and 18-20 at 7:30pm
December 7 at 5pm
December 14 and 21 at 3pm

This all new production of Dickens’s classic features dazzling special effects including ghosts that fly through the air, spectacular new scenery, new period costumes and new musical arrangements.  Julian Wiles’s acclaimed adaptation has been expanded to include an alive and kicking Jacob Marley who opens the show trying to “out Scrooge” Ol’ Scrooge himself.  Featuring a professional cast of more than 30 singers, dancers, actors and musicians, Charleston Stage’s brand new production of A Christmas Carol is this year’s holiday event not to be missed.
Adapted from Charles Dickens 

Adults $38.50 – $57.50
Seniors (60+) $36.50 – $55.50
Students (25 and under) and Active Military $22.50 – $45.50  Tickets available online 24/7 at www.charlestonstage.com.  Tickets by phone available Mon-Fri 1pm-5pm (Also open Sa 1pm-5pm show weeks only) by calling (843) 577-7183.

 

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Crabpot Players Present: Holiday One-Act Series

December 4-13, 2014

Armed with a selection of holiday one-act plays, we will do our best to put you in the Christmas spirit.  Original works by Jimmy Ward, such as Brother Bill and A Hunley Christmas, among others are a comedic glimpse into some infamous defining moments in the Lowcountry.

1137 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Mount Pleasant, SC.  For tickets, showtimes, and more information please call 888-303-0763, visit CrabpotPlayers.com, or email info@crabpotplayers.com

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Palmetto Bronze presents Hark, Hear the Bells

December 5, 2014 at 7pm

Palmetto Bronze, an auditioned community handbell group, will perform a concert, “Hark, Hear the Bells.”Led by Director Marcia Brantley, this exciting concert will blend a variety of musical styles and composers, showcasing handbells, chimes, trusonic bells, and percussion. Featuring traditional holiday favorites such as “Sleigh Ride” and “White Christmas,” to popular tunes including “Believe” from The Polar Express and a medley from Disney’s Frozen, composed by our very own Marcia Brantley and Michael Lopez, the program selections will appeal to the entire family. There will also be unique variations on seasonal classics such as “Jingle Bell Samba.”

Admission: FREE.  Christ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 4981 Chapel Road, Hollywood, SC.  For more information visit www.palmettobronze.com

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What If? Productions presents The Trials & Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife

December 5-20, 2014

From the celebrated writer of the cult classics Sordid Livesand Daddy’s Dyin’: Who’s Got the Will? comes the tale of Willi, a long suffering housewife filled with regret and trapped in an abusive relationship with her husband J.D. who won’t allow her to get job or reach out to their estranged gay son. When hot new thing Rayleen moves to the trailerpark and disrupts her life, Willi, along with the support of her sharp tongued best friend La Sonia, takes matters into her own hands as she struggles to seek her own identity. Part laugh out loud comedy and part domestic drama, Willi’s life is narrated by a mysterious blues singer who helps show her the way.

**This show contains adult language and violence

Admission: $15-$20.  Threshold Repertory Theatre 84 1/2 Society Street, Charleston, SC.  For more information visit www.whatifproductions.org

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The Footlight Players present: Miracle in Bedford Falls

December 5-20, 2014

A fresh and creative new musical adaptation of the timeless film It’s a Wonderful Life.

A musical based on Frank Capra’s beloved film It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle in Bedford Falls tells the story of George Bailey, a man who is rescued by the appearance of his guardian angel, Clarence, who by helping George earns his wings. Miracle in Bedford Falls features all the famous lines from It’s a Wonderful Life plus memorable, toe-tapping, original music. Fun for the entire family, this perennial favorite leaves you singing with joy and cozy with the warm glow of the holiday spirit.

December 5, 6, 11–13, 18–20 AT 8:00PM
December 7, 14, 21 AT 3:00PM

Footlight Players Theatre, 20 Queen Street, Charleston, SC

For more information visit http://footlightplayers.net/2014-2015-season/

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Flowertown Players present The Sound of Music

December 5-21, 2014

Recapture the joy of the small things ~ like raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens…

Retired Austrian naval officer and widower, Captain Georg Von Trapp, is running his home as strictly as the ships he once captained. He writes the nearby convent asking for a Governess that can handle his seven mischievous children and Maria is tasked with the job. Through music and various outings, Maria gives the children a taste of a more fulfilling and joyous life as she overcomes the hostility that past governesses could not. The Captain grows closer to his children, and unknowingly, he and Maria fall helplessly in love. The Captain is engaged, and Maria is a postulant but these personal conflicts are overshadowed by world events. The freedoms of all are in danger, for it’s 1938, and Germany is marching in Austria. The Captain may soon find himself forced into the German navy and fighting against his own country!

*This show contains thematic material and is suitable for all audiences.

8 PM Shows:   December 5-6, 11-13, 18-20
3 PM Shows:   December 7, 14, 21

Admission: $25.  James F. Dean Theater, 133 South Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483.  For more information visit http://www.flowertownplayers.org/soundofmusic

 

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The Charleston Christmas Special

December 5-21, 2014

From holiday classics to spiritual favorites and everything in between, this year’s Charleston Christmas Special has something for everyone. This annual show has become a true holiday tradition for individuals and families all over the Lowcountry and beyond.

Producers Brad and Jennifer Moranz are bringing back audience favorites while creating entirely new musical performances and comedy sketches. Highlights include a quartet of men singing II Divo’s version of “O Holy Night,” Julie Bell performing Christian artist Sandi Patty’s version of “Angels We Have Heard on High,” and Eddie Wilson playing Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” on piano. Plus, even the youngest audience members will enjoy a medley of children’s holiday favorites, including “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.”

Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street, Charleston, SC.  Tickets are $36 for adults; $33 for seniors (age 62 and up) and military; $19 for students 21 and under; $16 for children 12 and under. Additional Etix fees may apply. Group rates are available; call 843-416-8453. On Kids Free Night Dec. 18, guests can receive one free kid’s ticket with the purchase of a paid adult/senior ticket.  For ticket information, visit www.bradandjennifermoranz.com

New this year is a Dinner & Show ticket option. For $60 per person, guests receive one show ticket (evening performances only) plus a pre-fix three-course dinner at Vincent Chicco’s, an Italian-American restaurant located next door to the Charleston Music Hall. Dinner & Show ticket does not include etix fees, dinner tax/gratuity. It cannot be combined with other promotions or offers and wine specials are an additional fee.

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14th Annual Gospel Christmas

December 6, 2014

The acclaimed CSO Gospel Choir joins forces with the CSO Spiritual Ensemble for the holidays to present Gospel Christmas: Unspeakable Gift

Providing the setting for story of Christ’s birth through music, the CSO Spiritual Ensemble opens the program with moving interpretations of sacred holiday music in the manner of the African-American Spiritual including Have You Heard About the Baby and Nowhere To Lay His Head. A Lowcountry household name, the CSO Gospel Choir brings real meaning to Charleston’s musical landscape performing down-home traditional spirituals and soulful gospel renditions including four new arrangements of Go Tell it On the Mountain, What Child is This? and A Christmas Wish.

The performance will again be conducted by internationally acclaimed conductor Dr. Rollo Dilworth, Associate Professor of Choral Music Education at Temple University, and features an orchestra of regional musicians for a rousing celebration of gospel favorites, moving spirituals and festive orchestral holiday arrangements.

Ashley River Baptist Church, 1101 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC.  Admission: $35.  For tickets and more information: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9964067

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Holiday Magic in Historic Charleston

December 6 – December 31, 2014

The City of Charleston celebrates the holiday season this December with Holiday Magic in Historic Charleston, offering FREE, family-friendly activities, performances and decorations that capture the spirit of the season for everyone in the community. We hope that you will join us to make this year especially festive!

Schedule of Festivities:

Saturday, December 6th we kickoff the holiday season with the opening of the Holiday Market from 9:00am to 4:00pm in Marion Square followed by the Official Tree Lighting Ceremony from 4:30pm to 6:00pm, also located in the Marion Square.

Sunday, December 7th come downtown for the 34th Annual City of Charleston Holiday Parade. The parade is from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and begins at Colonial Lake, proceeds up Broad Street, down King Street, concluding at Marion Square.

Friday, December 12th & 19th Join us in Marion Square, Visit with Santa and Ms. Claus, enjoy live entertainment provided by community groups and enjoy the decorations and fun activities.    

Saturday, December 13th head to the waterfront of the Charleston Harbor for the Holiday Parade of Boats starting at 5:30pm and enjoy a variety of boats decorated with lights and decorations.

Sunday, December 21st following the last Holiday Market, you can enjoy Chanukah in the Square from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Enjoy free food and live entertainment.

Friday, December 26th join us in Marion Square for the lighting of the first candle of the Kwanzaa Kinari.

Wednesday, December 31st ring in the New Year at Happy New Year, Charleston!  in Marion Square from 4:00pm to 10:00pm, an admission-free, non-alcoholic, family-friendly celebration of the arts.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs at (843) 724-7305.

Enjoy 2 free hours of parking December 1, 2014 – January 1, 2015 at designated garages!  Download now (click on image below).

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Charleston Men’s Chorus presents Christmas at the Sottile

December 7, 2014 at 4pm

The whole family will enjoy a varied repertoire, including “Ave Maria” (Biebl), “There Shall a Star” (Mendelssohn) and “Gloria” (Bass). Then, we turn to lighthearted Christmas carols and old favorites, including a charming arrangement of “Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy” from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. More concert details

Admission: $15; Free to ages 6 and under.  Sottile Theatre, 44 George Street, Charleston, SC.

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Del Shores: My Sordid Best!

December 10, 2014

What If? Productions is thrilled to welcome celebrated playwright and notorious funnyman Del Shores (Sordid LivesDaddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will?) for a very special one night only presentation of his one man show Del Shores: My Sordid Best!

This one night fabulous fundraising event features Mr. Shores, one of contemporary theatre’s most brash and hilarious writers, intimately detailing his wild experiences working in Hollywood and the back stories of the real people who inspired some of his most outrageous characters.

Del is the writer of the cult classic play Sordid Lives as well as writer and director of the Sordid Lives television series and film. He also served as a writer on television series Queer as Folk and Dharma and Greg. His playsSouthern Baptist Sissies, The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife and Sordid Lives have won multiple honors including the LA Weekly Awards, GLAAD Media Awards, NAACP Theatre Awards and the LA Drama Critics Circle Awards. 

Mr. Shores’ appearance will coincide with What If?’s regional premiere production of his show ‘The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife’ Dec. 5 – 20 with Mr. Shores doing a Q & A with the cast on Dec. 11th.

Wednesday Dec. 10th – The American Theatre, 446 King Street
6:45pm – VIP reception in the Stars Lounge
7:30pm – Del Shores presents ‘Del Shores: My Sordid Best’
9:00pm – VIP meet & greet with Mr. Shores

Admission: $35-$500.  For more information please visit http://whatifproductions.org/del-shores-event.html

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Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents Pops!: A Very Merry Holiday Celebration

December 12-13, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Albert-George Schram, conductor | CSO Chorus

Albert-George Schram returns to conduct the CSO and CSO Chorus in the annual celebration of holiday classics. Guaranteed to make the season merry and bright, the sounds of the season will warm your hearts and delight all ages.

Sottile Theatre, 44 George Street.

For tickets and more information call (843) 723-7528 or visit CharlestonSymphony.org

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CSO presents Holy City Messiah

December 18, 2014 | 7:30 PM | Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Charleston
December 19, 2014 | 7:00 PM | St. Theresa the Little Flower Church, Summerville
December 20, 2014 | 7:30 PM | St. Andrews Church, Mount Pleasant

Michael Rossi, Conductor | CSO Chamber Chorus

Now a popular Lowcountry holiday tradition, get your tickets in advance as these concerts are sure to sell out! Michael Rossi (who last conducted the CS Planets in 2012) returns to lead Handel’s Messiah.

For tickets and more information call (843) 723- 7528 or visit CharlestonSymphony.org

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UNED!TED Artists in collaboration with Chamber Music Charleston and the Charleston Dance Institute present The Little Match Girl

December 22-23, 2014 at 7:30pm

Join in Charleston’s newest holiday tradition – Hans Christian Anderson’s holiday classic comes to life as snowflakes swirl, turkeys trot, and flames come to life in the original ballet of The Little Match Girl. With an original score by Charleston native Laura Ball and choreography by Jonathan Tabbert, the musicians of Chamber Music Charleston and the pre-professional youth company of the Charleston Dance Institute bring holiday magic to the stage of the majestic Sottile Theatre.

A beautiful tale for all ages, the Little Match Girl tells the story of a young girl selling her wares on a cold winters day – as she struggles to keep warm, she lights each match in her bundle and visions dance before her of warm coal stoves, holiday roasts, and festive parties.

$10 Students, $15 Seniors, $25 Adults, $35 Gold Circle, $75 VIP and Artist Reception.  Sottile Theatre, 44 George Street, Charleston, SC.  For more information visit http://uneditedartists.org/event/little-match-girl-an-original-ballet-production-730pm/

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